Presentation on theme: "WWII Review Containment: Limiting communism to the areas already under Soviet control Anschluss: Union of Austria and Germany engineered by Hitler."— Presentation transcript:
WWII Review Containment: Limiting communism to the areas already under Soviet control Anschluss: Union of Austria and Germany engineered by Hitler Island hopping: US Marines attempting to recapture islands in Pacific from the Japanese
Operation Barbarossa: German/Nazi plan to take over the Soviet Union Warsaw Pact: Alliance among the Soviet Union and 7 satellite states in Eastern Europe NATO: Alliance among US, Canada and 9 western European nations.
Leading Up to War.. 1935 – Italy invades Ethiopia 1936 – Axis Powers are formed between Germany, Italy and Japan 1937 – Japan invades Eastern China and expands its imperial power. 1938 – Germany annexes the nation of Austria, breaking WWI treaty terms. 1939 – Germany invades Poland, WWII begins!
The Axis Advances.. The siege of Leningrad caused the death of 1,000,000 Russians. The German bombing on London was called the London blitz. By 1942, the Japanese empire stretched from Southeast Asia to the Pacific Ocean.
The Allies Turn the Tide.. Nazi racism was mainly aimed at the Jewish religious group. The slogan “Asia for Asians” aimed to help Asians escape imperial rule. The Big Three: FDR, Churchill and Stalin. After the US enters WWII many Japanese Americans were placed in internment camps. D-Day occurred on June 6, 1944.
Victory in Europe and the Pacific V-E Day stands for Victory in Europe. The Bataan Death March cost the lives of over 10,000 Filipinos and Americans. Kamikaze pilots used suicide missions to attack US ships. The American President who decided to drop the a-bomb was Harry Truman. August 6 th, 1945 – 1 st bomb dropped on Hiroshima. August 8 th, 1945 – 2 nd bomb dropped on Nagasaki.
From World War to Cold War.. Five permanent nations of the United Nations (UN) include: US USSR/Russia Britain France and China